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decisions over the economy. >> it has nothing to do with the obama administration. the problems of the post office go back way before president obama existed. the reality is it's an inefficient organization that has to answer to the government to make decisions. the problem is people aren't using the post office. >> let me make a quick point. first of all it's not inefficient. >> you're right. i don't mean inefficient. >> i know what you mean. 50 cents you can send a letter wherever in the universe. >> that part is efficient. you're right. >> i want to make a supporting argument here. i disagree that it is sentimental. there is a famous video of claire mchaskill longing for the days of getting mail. >> the senator? what's the story with her? >> jon stewart ripped her to shreds. >> the point that's valid is we are big city folk. in the smaller, rural parts of the country and you can speak to the congressmen representing the districts the post office is the central meeting place. i have never been to these places. there is something going on there. i respect that. >> if you go on a listening
interpretation of it. but clearly what the obama administration is trying to do is to figure out a way to thread the needle here, to provide coverage for people and at the same time deal with the concerns of the religious organizations. the fact they continue to make compromises is an indication that they're trying to be flexible. >> well, not alienating its female base, which it tried to get all ginned up, isn't that basically what it is? the whole element of the democratic party, far left, hollywood, that just doesn't get the religious objection. they think it'ssaly. >> people do get the objection. but government is about making choices, jim, and it's about making balances between competing interests. we have two very strong competing interests here at play, and the president has to make the tough choices about how to work that out. >> right, keith. there is the competing interest. one's called the constitution. freedom. first amendment. >> you're not forcing anybody, any religious organization to violate their principles. they're not forcing them to pay for contraception. >> you don't think y
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